Private School Question

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  1. weisemaries

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    I have heard that you do not necessarily have to be certified in the area that you teach when you teach in a private school. Is that statement correct? An example would be that my license is K-12 Mild Disabilities and I have found an opening for a 7th and 8th grade Math Teacher at a Private school. I am planning on adding a Math Endorsement on my license and starting the coursework this fall. Do any of you private school teachers think I would have a chance, or would I just be wasting my time and theirs by applying?:confused:
    Any insight that you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Upsadaisy

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    In some private schools, you don't need to be certified in anything at all. I think you definitely have a chance.
     
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    It's state dependant. Some require certified teachers, some don't.
     
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    I didn't think it was state-dependent. States have no jurisdiction at all over private schools. It depends more on what accrediting body the school gets accreditation from. Some have more stringent requirements than others.
     
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    I remember reading about it in my last class. They're allowed to set requirements for teacher training unless those requirements are because of religion.
     
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    Is that true of truly private schools which receive no federal funds? I don't think so.
     
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    Well, it's not true here.
     
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    Schools are all controlled locally and regulations very across the nation.
     

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